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February 22, 2008

Exhibit & Opening Reception: "A Change is Gonna Come"


Sponsored and curated by the Archives of African American Music & Culture
Hosted by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures
601 East Eighth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
Telephone: 812-855-6873

Please join us for the opening of the exhibit:
Friday, February 22, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Featuring ACABELLA at 5:30 p.m.

The free opening reception will feature a performance by AcaBella, an a capella ensemble founded in 2004 by Delia Alexander, a doctoral student in Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. AcaBella performs a wide range of musical styles from the African Diaspora and beyond, including Rhythm &Blues, classical pieces, spirituals and gospel, protest songs, nostalgic TV themes and improvisational pieces that defy classification.

Exhibit Details:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 through APRIL 2008

Through rare visuals and artifacts from the AAAMC, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and private collections, this exhibit explores the period of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power era that followed it. The exhibit weaves the story of how Black communities drew on their sacred and secular musical traditions to create the sounds which powered these political movements.

Co-sponsored by ArtsWeek and the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  ArtsWeek, an Indiana University-Bloomington community winter arts festival, is celebrating its 24th year from February 20 – March 1, 2008.  ArtsWeek brings the city’s many arts organizations together with performers and artists from the Bloomington campus for new events, enhanced performances, and presentations of new works.  The theme for ArtsWeek 2008, “Politics and the Arts” examines how politics has shaped artistic expression, or suppressed it, and how various art forms have represented political viewpoints.  For more information on ArtsWeek 2008, go to

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Indiana University
2805 E. Tenth St., Suite 180-181
Bloomington, IN 47408-4662
Phone: (812) 855-8547
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